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April 2013 Living 50Lake Oswego Adult Community Center www.ci.oswego.or.us/ACC April 2013Living 50+ Health & Wellness The ACC recently enhanced its fitness program by adding three new pieces of user- friendly exercise equipment: A Total Body Recumbent Elliptical, Treadmill, and a Upper Body Ergometer. Members of the ACC have free access to the Fitness Room (after attending an orientation and signing a waiver). Call or stop by the ACC to learn more about becoming a member of the ACC and to check out the new fitness room. Fitness Room open: 8:30a-8p M-F Save the Date: Thursday, May 16th Get ready for a swanky evening -- reminiscent of the Rat Pack days -- at the first annual fundraiser for the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. Spend the evening at The Foundry at Oswego Pointe tasting craft cocktails by local bartenders, and enjoy a four-course meal prepared by Lake Oswego’s finest chefs! Enjoy the tunes of the Johnny Martin Band who will entertain with Sinatra-inspired tunes and a variety of jump, swing and standards. Event tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the ACC, 505 G Avenue. Seating is limited, so don’t hesitate! Call 503-635-3758 for more information. Silent Auction and Dinner Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Welcome to your first issue of LIVING 50+ We are very excited about the updates to our newsletter, formerly known as the Leisure News. The LIVING 50+ HelloLO insert will help all residents be informed about what is happening at Lake Oswego’s Adult Community Center. The insert will highlight important issues, recreational and educational programs, new Human Services programs, opportunities, and events and activities that benefit the 50+ community. Detailed information about all the events, classes and activities, plus notices of special lunches – such as the Thanksgiving or Holiday luncheons – and weekly menus can also be found online at www. ci.oswego.or.us/acc. Why the name change? In talking to our members, I learned that many feel the concept of “leisure” is not applicable to them. Fewer people are making the distinct transition from work to retirement - more are choosing to work longer or are experiencing retirement years that look very different from what we traditionally think of as “leisure.” More people are active in volunteering, learning new things, or taking on fitness, intellectual and other pursuits. So, I was challenged to be more inclusive of all of our members, ranging in age from 50 to over 100. Hence, LIVING 50+. If you have suggestions for upcoming issues, topics you would like to see covered, please let me know. I appreciate your ongoing support, interest and comments. Regards, Ann Adrian Center Manager Membership & Participation The Adult Community Center offers a variety of classes, trips and activities – many of which are described in this publication. While membership is not required to participate in most programs, members do receive priority registration, discounted fees and complimentary event tickets. Membership is not required for most Human Services programs. Memberships for residents of Lake Oswego are: $40 single or $55 per couple per year. For non-residents, the cost is $50 single or $75 per couple per year. If you would like to participate in some of these fun opportunities, whether you become a member or not, just complete the Participant Data Sheet and bring it to the Center. The Participant Data Sheet is available at the Center or online at www. ci.oswego.or.us/acc. For more information, please call 503-635-3758. What is an Age Friendly Community? Learn more on April 23 Join us on Tuesday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oswego Crest Financial, 5000 Meadows Road Suite 399, to learn more about what it means to be an Age Friendly community. Elders in Action, an advocacy group for older adults, along with Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, invite you to meet area businesses who have made a commitment to being Age Friendly, volunteers who are educating the community, and other people interested in creating an Age Friendly community. Have a glass of wine, join the conversation, and learn about some great programs that support older adults. For more information, call Ann Adrian at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center at 503-635-3758. Contents Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2 Human Services 2 Support Groups 2 Ongoing Activities 2 What’s for lunch? 3 Special Interest 3 Jottings Writers Group 3 Thank you volunteers! 3 Travel 4 Computer & Technology 4 Short & Sweet Trips 4 Lake Oswego Adult Community Center 505 G Avenue Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-635-3758 Living 50+ World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebrate on April 27 with Joyce Spreyer. Lake Oswego resident Joyce Spreyer has taught Tai Chi at the Adult Community Center for 17 years, and she remains enthusiastic for what she considered to be “a mild form of exercise (I) could do into old age.” Along with tai chi, Joyce has learned and teaches several forms of qigong, a related discipline popular in China but less well known in America. She and her students are a familiar sight in George Rogers Park every summer. Last fall Joyce began teaching two clinical trials of “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance” sponsored by the Oregon Research Institute. The evidence-based program has been shown to reduce falls in older adults and is vital to healthy aging. Learn more about qigong and tai chi by joining Joyce and her students for World Tai Chi Day, on Saturday, April 27. This observance will be held at 10 a.m. in each time zone around the world, with participants sending a wave of peaceful energy around the planet. Everyone is invited to participate and/or watch demonstrations of different tai chi and qigong forms. There is no charge. The gathering is at George Rogers Park in front of the iron furnace beginning at 10 a.m. Arthritis Group Fourth Wednesday of the month, walk-in. 10:00-11:30a W 5/22, 6/26 Caregiver Support Group Third Tuesday of the month, walk-in. All ages welcome. 1:30-3:30p Tu 5/21, 6/18 Diabetes Group Second Wednesday of the month, walk-in. 7:00-8:30p W 5/8, 6/12. Family Caregiver Discussion Group Fourth Wednesday of the month, walk-in. All ages welcome. 7:00-8:30p W 5/22, 6/26 Widowed Group First Wednesday of the month, walk-in. 10:00-11:30a W 5/1 No meetings in June, July or August. Meetings will resume in September. Support Groups At the ACC you will find a variety of groups for support, encouragement, and discussion. Groups are available to both members and non-members and there is no fee or registration required. Groups are open to all seniors (anyone age 50 and older). Friendly staff at the ACC are there to help when you need it. Confidentiality respected. Please call 503-635-3758, for more information. The Adult Community Center offers a range of services related to aging issues, such as individual and family consultations, home visits, information and referral, welfare checks during severe weather/ disasters, transport to medical appointments, and fixed-schedule transportation to and from the Center. Additional programs include the following: Center Dining 11:30a-1:00p MWF Meals On Wheels Home delivered meals are available to qualified individuals. MWF Lunch & Shop Participants are driven from the Center to Safeway for an hour of shopping and taken home. Reservation required. Not available 5/27. 12:45-2:00p M 5/6-6/24 Blood Pressure Checks Nurses check and monitor blood pressure. 10:30-11:30a F 5/3 & 5/17 F 6/7 & 6/21 Day Respite This 4-hour social-recreational program is designed for older adults with memory loss or confusion. $30.00 per session includes lunch. 11:30a-3:30p Tu 5/7-6/25 11:30a-3:30p Th 5/2-6/27 Foot Care Services Nurses cut toe nails and check for problems. $35.00 cash or check. By appointment. 8:30a-3:30p W 5/22 W 6/26 Legal Consultation A volunteer attorney provides a free 30-minute consultation. By appointment only. 9:00-12:00p F 5/10 F 6/14 AARP Safe Driving Program This six-hour driving course is designed to refine existing skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. 1:30-4:30p Tu/Th 5/14 & 5/16 Tu/Th 7/9 & 7/11 Solo Dinner Group Center members who do not have a significant other and would enjoy the company of others for a casual mid-day dinner, meet at a designated restaurant. Reservation required. The Oswego Grill, Lake Oswego 2p Su 5/19 Babica Hen, Lake Oswego 2p Su 6/23 Human Services Membership is not required for most Human Services programs. If you would like to participate or learn more about these beneficial services, please call 503-635-3758. Ongoing Activities Happy Hikers Explore the trails at various parks, such as Tryon Creek, Foothills, Willamette Park and more. Carpool or caravan from LOACC east parking lot to Park. 9:15a-11:30a Tu/W/Sa Duplicate Bridge The purpose of the tournament is to provide an opportunity for all to play competitive duplicate bridge in the company of your own peers. Membership required. $1 per visit 1-4p M Pre-Arranged Tuesday Bridge Pre-registration required. Contact Sharon Paz, Volunteer Bridge Coordinator, 503-636-9757. Membership required. 12p Tu American Mah Jongg Open Play This group is for experienced players. Interested players are asked to pre-register in advance by calling the Center. This helps our volunteers to coordinate the afternoon. 1-4p W Pinochle For participants who have playing knowledge and experience. Interested players are asked to pre- register in advance by calling the Center. This helps to coordinate the afternoon. 1-3p W Scrabble For participants who enjoy the game of words. Interested players are asked to pre-register in advance by calling the Center. This helps to coordinate the afternoon. 1-3p Th Creative Hands This group of volunteers works cooperatively with handicraft projects. Projects are made from donated materials which are turned into useful items that are donated to various non-profit organizations. Walk-in. 9:30a-12p Th Pre-Arranged Thursday Bridge Program is currently at capacity. Interested participants are welcome to add name to a substitute list by calling Jeanne Fox, Volunteer Bridge Coordinator, 503-344- 6941. Membership required. 12-3p Th Quilters In Stitches If you have an unwanted quilt or a family quilt that you would like finished, the Quilters are here to help. Proceeds benefit the ACC. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to join the group. Each month a quilt is put on display for everyone to enjoy. 9a-2p F Jottings from 5th and G All enthusiastic writers and inspired authors are invited to join this group of talented contributing writers who submit weekly articles to the Lake Oswego Review. Lots of discussion and good exchanges. Interested writers call the Center. 1-2p F 5/3 Lakewood Theater Presents – La Cage A gay nightclub owner and his temperamental partner welcome home their son who wants his family to meet his fiancee’s parents. The catch: Her father leads an anti-gay political party. A story of respect and understanding, parents and children, love and marriage. Pre-registration and membership required. Lakewood Theatre 7:30p Th 5/2 Lake Oswego Adult Community Center 505 G Avenue Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-635-3758 Living 50+ What’s for lunch? The ACC provides lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon - eat in or take out service. Tasty, nutritious food made from scratch, fresh every day! For the monthly menu, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc or call 503-635-3758. May 2013 Monday Wednesday Friday 1 Spinach salad Beef pot roast w/ mushroom gravy Roasted potatoes Steamed carrots Dinner rolls Mixed berry crisp Served by: Helping Hands 3 Caesar salad Bay shrimp and peppers in alfredo sauce Spaghetti Zucchini Focaccia Snickerdoodle cookies Served by: Lake Bible Church 6 Spinach salad Chicken stew W/ potatoes Carrots and tomatoes Onion rolls Pineapple cake Served by: Our Lady of the Lake Church 8 Tossed salad Ham w/raisin sauce Yams Green beans Oatmeal rolls Thumbprint cookies Served by: Lake Grove Garden Club 10 Mother’s Day Spinach salad Seafood quiche Sweet potatoes Asparagus Cranberry scones Blueberry cheesecake ice cream Served by: Rotary 13 Fruit plate Salmon w/Dijon sauce Orzo Cauliflower and broccoli Rye rolls Lemon Marionberry mousse Served by: New Seasons Market 15 Caesar salad Baked chicken Scalloped potatoes Glazed beets Wheat rolls Jello w/fruit Served by: United Methodist Church 17 Tossed salad Pork w/country gravy Brown rice Peas and corn Rosemary rolls Peach coffeecake Served by: Marge & Friends 20 Caesar salad Hamburger casserole Green beans Focaccia Triple chocolate cookies Served by: LOMEA 22 Broccoli slaw Cod w/tomatoes and mushrooms Potato wedges Green and yellow squash Dinner rolls Chocolate/vanilla swirl pudding Served by: City Slickers 24 Spinach salad Turkey ala king Egg noodles Broccoli and carrots Onion rolls Lemon bars Served by: LO Fire Dept & ETAL 27 Closed, memorial day 29 Tossed salad Sour cream chicken Brown rice Peas and carrots Rosemary rolls Birthday cake Served by: Our Lady of the Lake Church 31 Cottage cheese w/fruit cocktail Braised beef Mashed potatoes Green beans and tomatoes Wheat rolls Custard Served by: Rotary June 2013 Monday Wednesday Friday 3 Broccoli slaw Tuna salad sandwich on croissant Orzo salad Grapes Chocolate chip cookies Served by: Our Lady of the Lake Church 5 Caesar salad Pork roast w/applesauce Mashed potatoes Bread stuffing Green beans Ice cream Served by: City Economic Dept 7 Tossed salad Chicken cassoulet W/white beans and chard Carrot coins Focaccia Lemon poppyseed cake Served by: Lake Bible Church 10 Marinated veggies Meatloaf w/mushroom gravy Mashed potatoes Peas Wheat rolls Butterscotch pudding Served by: New Seasons Market 12 Tossed salad Baked fish Potato wedges Broccoli Onion rolls Almond cookies Served by: Rotary 14 Father’s Day Spinach salad Bbq pork on ½ bun Sweet potato fries Cole slaw White chocolate-macadamia nut cookies Served by: Rotary 17 Caesar salad Chicken parmesan Spaghetti Zucchini Focaccia Apple spice cake Served by: LOMEA 19 Spinach salad French dip sandwich Potato salad Melon Angel food cake w/berries Served by: United Methodist Church 21 Caesar salad Sole Florentine Orzo Green beans and tomatoes Rosemary rolls Apple crisp Served by: Marge & Friends 24 Tossed salad Grilled ham and cheese on wheat Pasta salad Apple slices Peanut butter cookies Served by: Newcomers Welcome Club 26 Marinated cucumbers Teriyaki chicken Steamed rice Cauliflower and carrots Wheat rolls Birthday cake Served by: City Slickers 28 Greek yogurt w/honey Swedish meatballs Egg noodles Broccoli Rye rolls Apricot bars Served by: LO Fire Dept & ETAL Thank you volunteers! Special thanks to all of our volunteers! If you are looking for an opportunity to meet people, share your skills, and exercise your body, mind and heart, then volunteering at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center (ACC) is for you! Volunteers are the lifeblood of the ACC - they help provide the programs and services that enrich the lives of senior citizens. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the ACC at 503-635-3758. Special Interest Poetry This workshop is centered on the participant’s own path of creative expression. ACC Members $10/All Others $15 2818700 10-11:30a Th 5/2-6/20 Ukulele Jam Level II 3-6 chord songs, emphasis on rhythm, strumming and chord strategy. ACC Members $45/All Others $67 2818802 10-11:30a W 5/1-5/22 Ukulele – Beginning Level I – The Basics The fundamentals are taught in a patient and fun environment. ACC Members $45/All Others $67 2818803 12-1p W 5/29-6/19 Gourmet Living – Meet Chef Stu Welcome to Summer! Enjoy a BBQ feast prepared by Personal Chef Stu. Find out more about him and how he moved into his second- act as a Chef. Includes a personal and upfront session and meal. ACC Members $20/All Others $30 3821600 6:30-8p Tu 6/25 Gourmet Living - Chocolate Tasting Adventure further into chocolate. Discover the different types of chocolates and how to experiment with them. You’ll walk out inspired to try something new! This presentation includes yummy snacks. ACC Members $17/All Others $25 3821601 6:30-8p Th 6/27 Jottings Writers Group Do you have a short story, an essay or a poem you’d like to share with the readers of the Lake Oswego Review? Consider becoming a member of the Jottings Writers at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. The group meets at the Center from 1 to 2 p.m. on the first Fridays of March, May, July, September, November and January for reading and scheduling dates of publication; on the alternate months, we meet to discuss writing techniques, read and/or critique articles written that may or may not be for publication. The Jottings Writers have been a part of the LOACC for many years and its members have provided the Lake Oswego Review with weekly writings published under the heading of “Jottings from Fifth & G”. The roster of writers is ever-changing and new members are always welcome. Those currently writing are: Nancy Dunis, Norma Heyser, Rosalie Justen, Mary Lansing, Helen Mahle, Sylvia Malagamba, Audrey McConachie-Byers, Evelyn Metzger, Jo Ann Parsons, Chloe Scott and Joan Waldron. Activate your creative writing skills and become a “Jotter”. For more information, contact Jo Ann Parsons at 503-620-9092 or jtparsons@frontier.com. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center 505 G Avenue Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-635-3758 Travel Join the Adult Community Center for a variety of escorted local and chartered excursions. Obtain complete travel listings at www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc or by calling 503-635-3758. The Center reserves the right to use the center’s vehicles in order to avoid cancelling a chartered trip. All trips depart from the ACC unless otherwise indicated. Summer Bike Ride Come and ride with Jim Liu and explore various bike paths in and around Portland suburbs. Dress appropriate for the weather. Ride will be cancelled due to inclement weather, call Center on the day of ride for information. Helmets required. Bring a pump, tube/patch kit, water bottle. Fill out a Waiver Form at time of registration. Bring extra money for snacks. Not for the beginner. ACC Members $5/All Others $7 2874802 10a-1:30p Th 5/9 Sellwood Park to Gresham (Meet at Sellwood Park) 2874803 10a-1:30p Th 5/23 Lake Oswego/Tualatin/West Linn Loop 3874800 10a-1:30p Th 6/13 Lake Oswego/Tualatin/West Linn Loop 3874801 10a-1:30p Th 6/27 Lake Oswego/Tualatin/West Linn Loop Lunch Bunch Gallivants Explore a new local restaurant or visit an old favorite once a month. Lunch is on your own. ACC Members $10/All Others $15 2800502 11a-2p Th 5/23 Petite Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie (Portland) 2800503 11a-2p Th 6/27 Yaw’s Private Garden of Victoria A perfect Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway. Three nights lodging, garden tours including Butchart and more. (Travel by Amtrak Cascades and Victoria Clipper) $781 per person/double occupancy; $971 single occupancy 2870601 8a-7p F-M 5/10-5/13 Rose Quarter Tour Take a guided 1.5 hour tour of the Blazer Locker Room and the Garden Arena. Please wear comfortable shoes. Lots of walking. Lunch to follow at Red Robin’s, on your own. ACC Members $10/All Others $15 2874301 9:15a-2:30p Tu 5/21 Rose Festival Parade Rain or Shine! Enjoy indoor seating at the Coliseum. Be first to see the coronation and the parade. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat, pre-parade breakfast. ACC Members $59/All Others $88 3874200 6:30a-1p Sa 6/8 Hanford and Hells Canyon To Hell and back! Three nights lodging, admission and private tours of Hanford Nuclear B Reactor, Maryhill, CREHST, Ft Walla Walla, Snake River Jetboat, and all meals. $915 per person/double occupancy; $1,099 single occupancy 3870600 8a-7p W-S 6/5-6/8 Sisters, Bend & Shaniko A quick get-a-way to some of Oregon’s BEST. Two nights in Bend, admission to the High Desert Museum, free time in Bend, Sister’s and Shaniko and more. $452 per person/double occupancy; $552 single occupancy 3870601 8a-7p Su-Tu 7/7-7/9 Crater Lake and Ashland Home of one of the world’s deepest and purest caldera lakes. Three nights lodging, admission and tour of Crater Lake, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Wildlife Images Sanctuary, Jacksonville and more. $995 per person/double occupancy; $1,276 single occupancy 4870600 8a-7p Tu-F 9/17-9/20 The Adult Community Center offers a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities. Registration is required for classes, trips and most special activities, unless otherwise specified in the description of the program. Registration begins on Monday, April 8, for ACC Members. Non-member registration begins Monday, April 15. To register for any of the activities, classes or trips, simply go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc or call 503-635-3758. Computer & Technology NEW Introduction to Windows 8 New features that you can expect to find in Windows 8. ACC Members $22/All Others $33 2835200 11a-12:30p F 5/10-5/24 Files and Folders Windows 7 Organize and manage your information. A must for all users. ACC Members $10/All Others $15 2836200 1-2:30p F 5/31 More Windows Secrets for Windows 7 Take control of your desktop. Set up your desktop for your convenience and work patterns. ACC Members $22/All Others $33 2835900 3-4:30p F 5/3-5/17 PC Specialty Classes-Basic Computer Skills (or more) Required Pinterest A social bookmarking site that focuses on photos of your own or from the Web. ACC Members $10/All Others $15 2838002 11-12:30p F 5/3 Introduction to Facebook Navigate the world of social networking with Facebook. Must have an email account. ACC Members $16/All Others $24 2838500 3-4:30p F 5/31-6/7 Craigslist and FreeCycle Cleaning out the garage, want to sell or donate your items, or looking for that item that you can’t seem to find? ACC Members $10/All Others $15 2838003 1-2:30p F 5/10 Digital Camera Introduction to digital photography. Please bring your camera manual. ACC Members $16/All Others $24 2836000 3-4:30p W 5/29-6/5 Travel Photography It’s fun, exciting and not complicated. ACC Members $16/All Others $24 2837600 9-10:30a W 6/5-6/12 iPhone/iPod Touch Class is most appropriate for those using the latest Apple mobile operating system, iOS 5. Bring your iDevice to class. ACC Members $16/All Others $24 2838401 9-10:30a F 6/14-6/21 Beginning Windows 7 A hands-on unique fun approach to the new Windows 7. ACC Members $22/All Others $33 2838301 11a-12:30p W/F 6/19-6/28 Microsoft Excel Beginning Create spreadsheets to manage financial information or organize your life with test or numerical information. ACC Members $22/All Others $33 2835600 11a-12:30p W 5/1-5/15 Microsoft Excel Intermediate 2003/2007 Track your investments, save time performing financial functions, sort and extract data in a simple database. ACC Members $22/All Others $33 2835601 11-12:30p W 5/29-6/12 MAC Classes Beginning Mac Functions Primary skills, word processing, email and Internet. ACC Members $10/All Others $15 2840002 1-2:30p F 5/24 (Primary Skills) 2840003 11-12:30p F 5/31 (Basic Word Processing) 3840000 11-12:30p F 6/7 (Internet) 3840001 1-2:30p F 6/14 (Email) Introduction to Mountain Lion Designed to help the novice user become more familiar with the basic navigation and file management features of the latest Macintosh operating system. ACC Members $10/All Others $15 3840600 1-2:30p F 6/28 Short & Sweet Trips These trips are designed for people with limited mobility or other physical impairments. They have priority registration one week prior to normal Center registration. If spaces are available after that date, they are open to general membership. Adelman Peony Garden & Lunch Adelman’s is located in Salem and is one of America’s leading peony growers. We will visit the nursery and its display garden filled with these magnificent blooms. $10.00 Van and Escort. Lunch on your own. 2850302 11:00a Tu 5/28 Simon Benson House Tour & Lunch Simon Benson arrived in Oregon in 1880 and made his fortune in the logging business. His former home is on the PSU campus and is now home to the PSU Alumni Association. A high school and luxury hotel bear his name. $10.00 Van and Escort. Lunch on your own. 3850300 11:30a Tu 6/25 To register for any of the activities, classes or trips, simply go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc or call 503-635-3758.